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JC Penney to close at least 130 stores JC Penney to close at least 130 stores
- February 26, 2017

Following the news, shares fell by around 4 percent as investors hedged their bets on a slim recovery by the once-iconic Main Street retailer. The company forecast that same-store sales in the current year would rise by 1% in a best-case scenario. (more...)
Ice warning in place for Preston in aftermath of Storm Doris Ice warning in place for Preston in aftermath of Storm Doris
- February 26, 2017

Train services in and out of Lancashire were delayed or cancelled as well as speed restrictions due to lashing wind and rain. They have seen the worst of this across the Midlands, North Wales, Northern England, and Scotland, although say it is too early to accurately predict the full extent of the damage. (more...)
Conan O'Brien Tries To Get Mexicans To Pay For Trump's Wall
- February 26, 2017

The latest dispute threatens to further damage already strained U.S. -Mexico relations, which deteriorated as President Trump promised to build a wall along the border wall at Mexico's expense and to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that he said has unfairly benefited Mexico. (more...)
As Berkshire Hathaway Trades Do Analysts Recommend You Sell? As Berkshire Hathaway Trades Do Analysts Recommend You Sell?
- February 26, 2017

The Omaha, Nebraska-based conglomerate reported fourth quarter net income of $6.29 billion, or $3,823 per share, up 15% from $5.48 billion, or $3,333 per share, in the year-ago period. Profit at BNSF, Berkshire's largest purchase before Precision Castparts, fell 8 percent to $993 million. Berkshire said it had previously classified such Treasury bills as cash equivalents, noting that they are highly liquid and not that sensitive to interest-rate changes. (more...)
VX Nerve Agent Detected in Kim Jong Nam Death Probe: Malaysian Police
- February 26, 2017

As a result of screening done, we confirm there are no hazardous materials found at KLIA2; KLIA2 is free from any form of contamination of hazardous material. It involved officers from the police's chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear teams, as well as the fire department's hazardous materials unit and the government's atomic energy board. (more...)
HIV Vaccines May Help Tamp Down Virus
- February 26, 2017

Five people living with HIV are now free of the detectable virus after taking part in a new vaccine-based therapy. The search for an AIDS vaccine has generated massive investments and intensive efforts, but so far, not one vaccine has come to market. (more...)
Why the race to lead the Democratic Party has become a thing Why the race to lead the Democratic Party has become a thing
- February 25, 2017

Keith Ellison as the next head of the Democratic National Committee. Ellison responded to the initial question on the comment by stating, "I remember that show very well, and that is not what I said at all". The possibility of an open House seat in Minnesota's strongly Democratic Fifth District has attracted almost a half-dozen prominent DFLers to who say they will or are likely to run in a special election to be held later this year. (more...)
Two former global rugby players held in Paris over alleged cocaine posession
- February 25, 2017

Williams, 35, now plays with French club Racing 92, while O'Connor, 26, plays for Toulon. The Daily Telegraph are reporting no formal charges have yet been made against the pair, who were reported to be heavily intoxicated at the time. At the time of the arrest Williams allegedly tried to throw three bags of cocaine to the floor but he was caught by plainclothes policemen. The source added that they were attempting to buy drugs worth about 200 euros ($211) and that the two sellers were ... (more...)
Barclays Africa gets R12.8bn 'divorce settlement' Barclays Africa gets R12.8bn 'divorce settlement'
- February 25, 2017

For Barclays Africa, Africa's third largest bank by market value, the split allows it manage its own business on the continent. Maria Ramos further said Barclays should be able to build the leading Pan African financial institution it aims at upon the separation. (more...)
Leila De Lima: Top Duterte critic arrested on drug charge
- February 25, 2017

Marlyn Alonte offered a P100-million bribe to seven high-profile National Bilibid Prison convicts to retract their testimonies linking De Lima to drug trafficking. After being elected to the senate in May 2016, de Lima chaired its committee on justice, and launched a congressional investigation into the rise of drug-related killings. (more...)
VX nerve agent killed Kim Jong-nam, Kuala Lumpur says
- February 25, 2017

National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar previously said the woman who attacked Kim from behind clearly knew she was carrying out an attack, dismissing claims that she thought she was taking part in a TV prank. "Regardless of the diplomatic immunity, police will exercise all of its power to call anyone to assist in the probe as the case is being investigated as a criminal matter", he added. (more...)
Draft of GOP Obamacare Bill Removes Individual Mandate, Income-Based Discounts
- February 25, 2017

Gala Fernandez attended one Wednesday night held by Republican Representative Leonard Lance at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, New Jersey. A public outcry prompted the government to exempt pre-ACA policies from those requirements if they were renewed without much change. Nor does it prohibit anyone from buying insurance with abortion coverage. (more...)
President of Indonesia's visit to Australia
- February 25, 2017

He is due to meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for one-on-one talks on Sunday. Australia's live cattle trade to Indonesia has received a boost with Jakarta moving from four month to one year import permits. Mr Widodo had originally been scheduled to visit Australia in November, but was forced to cancel the trip to deal with the aftermath of a violent mass demonstration against Jakarta's Christian governor, who is being charged with blasphemy for allegedly insulting the ... (more...)
GE Renewable Energy to equip US integrated solar-wind hybrid project
- February 25, 2017

Successful bidders will develop the solar and wind projects under a "Build, Own and Operate" agreement using one special objective company. The power from the 1,000 MW capacity auctioned now will be supplied to states that do not have adequate wind resources. (more...)
On Jayalalithaa's birth anniversary, the fight for her legacy escalates On Jayalalithaa's birth anniversary, the fight for her legacy escalates
- February 25, 2017

Some of the arrangements made for the celebration include, huge posters, life-size cutouts, new welfare projects, elaborate functions with display of loyalty by the cadres of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). Deepak came to the limelight during Jayalalithaa's funeral when he performed her final rites along with Sasikala. Taking a vow to end of the domination of Sasikala and her family through a "Dharma Yudham", Panneerselvam lamented that the party and the government had ... (more...)
Slavitt, Democrats fire back over Republican proposals for Medicaid, ACA repeal
- February 25, 2017

As Napa's only community health center, OLE Health serves 33,000 patients, of whom about 8,000 received health coverage for the first time through the ACA, she said . The IRS says it will not strictly enforce the " individual mandate " that requires most Americans to have health insurance. The Affordable Care Act is working. (more...)
Bill would extend, expand Iowa's medical cannabis program
- February 25, 2017

Currently, medical cannabis may be used only to treat intractable epilepsy; the bill would allow for more maladies to be added if recommended by the University of Iowa's medical college and approved by state lawmakers. Cannabidiol oil is commonly referred to as CBD. Once terms have been reached, it will be well on its way to the desk of Republican Governor Eric Holcomb for a signature. (more...)
Digging Up the Facts on Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)
- February 25, 2017

They set a "market perform" rating and a $71.00 price objective on the stock. The consensus recommendation by Thomson Reuters analysts is Hold and their mean rating for the stock is 2.69 on scale of 1-5. Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.as $117.77 Billion in the Current Quarter. BKS Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Wal-Mart Stores during the third quarter worth about $110,000. (more...)
PDP Police reopen party's secretariat for Ali Modu Sheriff PDP Police reopen party's secretariat for Ali Modu Sheriff
- February 25, 2017

A highly elated Sheriff said that he and his leadership had come to assess the offices and premises for necessary repairs to be made in readiness for the formal resumption of normal duties next week. We would have broken the North's gang up so to say against the PDP. "The implication of this is that he broke into the secretariat which is a criminal offence". (more...)
Guatemalan Navy Blocks Abortion Boat Illegally Giving Women Free Abortions Guatemalan Navy Blocks Abortion Boat Illegally Giving Women Free Abortions
- February 25, 2017

The government of President Jimmy Morales said Thursday it will not allow the group, Women on Waves, to pick up women in port for the procedure . Prior to arriving, the pro-abortion group announced plans to sail the boat to Puerto San Jose and stay there for five days to offer free abortion drugs to women and girls in the country. (more...)

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